Infrastructure

There will be 46 extra sailings between Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay during the Christmas holidays.
There will be 46 extra sailings between Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay during the Christmas holidays. BC Ferries

BC Ferries increases sailings for holidays

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
December 13, 2017 - 4:41pm

NANAIMO — BC Ferries is adding extra sailings to accommodate a surge of travelers over the Christmas holidays.

184 more sailings between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island are in place between Dec. 21 and Jan. 2, including 46 on the Departure Bay – Horseshoe Bay run.

The Canadian Press

Construction to go ahead on Site C dam, but cost soars to $10.7 billion

By The Canadian Press
December 11, 2017 - 10:19am Updated: December 11, 2017 - 5:12pm

VICTORIA — The B.C. government had no choice but to complete the Site C hydroelectric dam rather than absorb a $4 billion hit to its bottom line by cancelling the project, which would have jeopardized plans for more spending on schools, hospitals and bridges, Premier John Horgan said Monday.

View from a drone of the new NDSS Community Field
View from a drone of the new NDSS Community Field Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

Officials to discuss features to complement new artificial turf field at NDSS

By Ian Holmes
December 8, 2017 - 5:51pm Updated: December 11, 2017 - 9:54am

NANAIMO — A new artificial turf field at Nanaimo District Secondary School is open, but the facility is far from a finished product as officials huddle to determine what features are still needed.

As soon as the weather permits, stamped concrete will be installed to take the place of some problematic cobblestones on Museum Way.
As soon as the weather permits, stamped concrete will be installed to take the place of some problematic cobblestones on Museum Way. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Quaint downtown Nanaimo lane gets new look, troublesome cobblestones removed

By Dominic Abassi
December 4, 2017 - 1:32pm

NANAIMO — One of downtown Nanaimo's more unique street surfaces is getting a makeover.

The cobblestones on Museum Way, adjacent to the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, were removed in mid-November and will soon be replaced by stamped concrete.

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